Chinese collection

Item LL 6492

Accession no: LL 6492
Object type: Ceramic
Name: Bottle
Materials: Porcelain with underglaze blue and overglaze enamel decoration in wucai style
Place made: Jingdezhen, China
Date made: Qing Dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722 AD)
Measurements: H. 26.8 cm, DB. 12.8 cm

Description: Bottle, one of a pair (to LL 6493), with baluster body, and high shoulder, slender neck with bulb, spreading mouth and base. Painted in underglaze blue and enamel colours. On the body, a scene with two suppliants before a great personage in front of a pavilion, at the side of which is a rock and a plantain tree. Oblique sprays of foliage on the neck. Under the lip a band of blossoms in a dotted green ground. Mark of the Chenghua period in six characters, but the bottle is of Kangxi date.

Provenance
S. E. Kennedy collection; his sale, Christie's, 21 June 1916, lot 189. Purchased by Frank Partridge for Lever; £162.15s; by whom gifted the Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1922.

Literature
R. L. Hobson, Chinese Porcelain and Wedgwood Pottery with Other Works of Ceramic Art, London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1928, No. 460.